Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.
Anna Muzychuk (29 yrs) was taught to play chess at the age of two by her parents, both professional chess coaches. She played her first tournament at five and in the same year she was placed second in the under-10 girls championship. Mariya (27 yrs) was first taught chess at age two by her parents and at age three she knew all the chess pieces. At age six she took part in her first chess tournament.
👍 Play some of their junior games & a recent game against each other
🙂 Video - their story (11:48 min)
This position is from a game I played in 2013, ending on Christmas Day
Black has moved 26... c5 threatening White's queen with a discovered attack
However, White can counterattack compliments of a pin
🤔 What was White's move & how did the game play out ?
Play the game
Have a go at figuring out these 5 moves:
👍 Video - Magnus Carlsen's 5 brilliant moves (7:59 min)
Peter Leko in 1994 became the youngest player to achieve GM status
His confidence as a junior player is highlighted in these games.
In the diagram position, Peter (playing White) wins decisive material.
😮 What was his move ? Play the game
Figure out his next move in these junior tournament games: